Roger Jackson, Sr.

Our brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Roger Lewis Jackson Sr. made his journey into the spirit world to be reunited with his beloved wife Barbara Ann Peters Jackson and his daughter Jamie Lynn Jackson.

Roger was born to Charles Harry Jackson Sr. and Geraldine Hayes Jackson on January 23, 1951 in Lewiston, Idaho. Roger started grade school at Kamiah elementary through the seventh grade. After him and his sister Verla Jackson went to Cheyenne Arapaho Indian School in Concho, Oklahoma for the eighth grade. Roger started his high school years at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He graduated in 1971 from Riverside, high school motto, “Once a brave, always a brave.”

Roger went to a native owned heavy equipment school in Portland, Oregon. He met his sister Verla’s brother-in-law, Alex Wright, at the same school. Alex was from Juneau, Arkansas. Roger was a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. He worked in many capacities for the tribe, carpentry, housing, maintenance, fire fighting, and a road flagger.

After graduating he met and married Barbara Ann Peters in Kooskia, Idaho. Soon followed their children, Erica Rochelle Jackson, Roger Lewis Jackson Jr., and Jaime Lynn Jackson rounded out the original “Jackson 5”. After his daughter Jaime passed away, he took in his grandchildren to raise, Tiara Jackson and Talon Jackson. He loves having them with him and they were his helping hands.

Roger is survived by his daughter Erica Jackson at the family home. His son Roger Jr. from Simcoe Creek, Washington. His grandchildren, Samantha George, Ezra Broncheau, Naleena Broncheau, Brendiyah Broncheau, Darius Jackson, Donavon Jackson, Aaliyah Jackson, Justin Jackson, Tiara Jackson, and Talon Jackson. His great grandchildren, Derlin Broncheau, Alania Guzman, Xavier Wheeler Jr., and Titus Wheeler.

Roger is also survived by his sister Verla Wright, Darla Jackson Quives, and brother Charles ‘Spud’ Jackson from Kamiah, Idaho. His sister Carolyn Amerman from Stites, Idaho and Douglas Jackson from Winchester, Idaho.

He was proceeded in death by his wife Barbara, daughter Jamie, grandparents Geraldine and Chuck Jackson. Great grandparents Ruth and Andrew Jackson, as well as Josephine and Noah Hayes. Sisters Ruby Lynn Jackson and Judy Jackson. Thus the “Jackson 5” story.

Honorable Mention for the Pall Bearers: -Reuben ‘Booge’ Black Eagle -Thomas Williamson -Tyler Williamson -Paul Oatman -Macklin Oatman -Scott Racehorse Honorary Pall Bearers: -Chris Pederson -Sapsis Moses and family -Hodge Slickpoo and family -Gayle and David Bear -Nancy Wahobin and family -Tina Bullock and family -Sandy and Vic Holt and family -Jeanie Wheeler and family -Ketta Reuben and family -Steve Reuben and family -Barbara and Ed Fisher -Billie Black Eagle -Janet Black Eagle -Joseph Oaksie Black Eagle -Randy Jackson -Clara Jackson -Alexis Polk and family -Jeanette Jackson and family -Bo and Judy Oatman and family -Buster and Bonnie Oatman and family -Roxanne White -Justin Gould -Sheryl Antelope and family -Yvonne Abraham and family -Rhonda Abraham and family -Jaqueline Lamebull and family -Lois Maudie Oatman and family -Nez Perce Tribal Housing -Nez Perce Tribal Maintenance -Nez Tribal Fire Management

Please join us for a meal after the service. Our head cook will be Judy Oatman.

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